View Full Version : Creator, Production staff, and studio quirks and trends
Excuse the somewhat vague title, but I wanted to make a thread about this heh. Being a anime fan for a while, you start to pick up on little quirks and trends that different creators, production staffs(did I do that right?) and studios have. Be it a way of animating something, a over used expression, or even common themes or characters.
This thread was sparked by thinking about Ken Akamatsu's works. As a creator, the trend in his two most popular works is that the main female character falls in love or has a huge crush on the older supporting male character. Another example of a quirk comes from the studio UFOtable. They like claymation endings, and have done so on their recent show "Coyote Ragtime". Those are a few examples that I can give to flush out the topic heh.
What are some other quirks and trends that you have noticed?
Serial Experiments Nobue
07-16-2006, 01:06 AM
Akitaroh Daichi is a comedic genius! It only took me Animation Runner Kuromi, Jubei-Chan, then Kuromi 2 to come to that conclusion. (Does he have a thing for girls riding bikes? Jiyu Nanohana and Kuromi both get lots of bike time in their shows.)
My collection still sadly lacks Kodocha and Fruits Basket (and a handful of others). /images/graemlins/depresse.gif I need to get with the program! /images/graemlins/sweat000.gif I've got Elf Princess Rane but haven't watched it yet.
Someday I'll have a complete Daichi collection...
07-16-2006, 05:35 AM
Akiyuki Shinbo is an awesome stylist, even if he tends to reuse a lot some effects. He gained attention these past years with shows like The SoulTaker in 2001 then Tsukuyomi Moon Phase and the Portrait de Petite Cosette in 2004, and will direct both the new Negima TV and OAV series at the end of 2006.
I don't know all of his earlier works, though. I think he started to work as an animator on some Studio Pierrot productions at the begining of the 90s (Karakuri Kengo Musashi Lord, Marude Dameo and Yu Yu Hakusho) before directing his first show Metal Fighter Miku in 1994. Then from the mid-90s he directed a lot of minor shows like Detatoko Princess, Debutante Detective Corps, Galactic Fraulein Returns, Twilight of the Dark Master, Tenamonya Voyagers , Hurricane Polymar or Devil Hunter Yohko 6 (in which his attraction for colored light, shadows and weirds camera angles were already clearly defined), and the famous Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko saga which spanned 2 OAV series and a TV series. Post-2000 shows not already mentionned include Triangle Heart, Pani Poni Dash and the first season of the nekketsu magical girls powered Nanoha (originally a spinoff of Triangle Heart, and a perfect example of a show that has become way more famous than its progenitor).
I liked how the Moonphase animators showed their house heh. It was like half of the house was cut off, and you could see in every room.
07-16-2006, 06:41 PM
Gainax likes fanservice.
07-16-2006, 07:42 PM
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Gainax likes fanservice.
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Gainax is working to market specifications >_> (unfortunately the Japanese otaku only wanna see girls ages 10-16? in indecent situations, so blame them /images/graemlins/icon_rolleyes.gif).
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